My name is Banita. I am one of the scholarship students at the Imagine School. I come from a poor family. My father is a daily wage laborer and earns very little or nothing at all. It is difficult for him to provide for our family and is hard for us to survive.

The onset of the pandemic lockdown has greatly impacted our family by limiting our already minimal income, food, and basic needs. The situation has left our family in a miserable condition and we were helpless. At this point of time, STEP has provided us with relief packets of puffed rice, flat rice, wheat flour, cooking oil, onions, potatoes, some sugar, packets of biscuits, soaps and masks for our family members as well as others living in our village. This has allowed our family to save up enough meals to last us longer than we are able to on our own so we can survive and stay safe. We are very grateful to STEP for their generosity during the lockdown.